Talking with Kids About Lockdown Drills

Talking with Kids About Lockdown Drills

As a former elementary school teacher, my first-grade classes and I participated in lockdown drills on a yearly basis. Just another drill added to the mix: fire drills, tornado drills, and now, lockdown drills. Lockdown drills are extremely important for the...
Hideaway Helper Lock Down Shades: The Best Option

Hideaway Helper Lock Down Shades: The Best Option

Optimal preparedness. A most favorable state of readiness. Although we are unable to predict when violence will strike a school, church, or other organization, it is vital to be optimally prepared if this type of emergency should occur. Organizations look to have high...
Lock Down Drills: A Teacher’s Perspective

Lock Down Drills: A Teacher’s Perspective

As we celebrate teacher appreciation week and honor educators that work tirelessly for the betterment of our youth, I reminisce of my time as one of those dedicated professionals. For over a decade of my teaching career I was a first-grade teacher. My job was to...